JAMES W. KEMPER, M.D.; ARCHIE H. BAGGENSTOSS, M.D.; CHARLES H. SLOCUMB, M.D.
In the last six years polyarteritis nodosa has been seen clinically, and proved histologically by biopsies, in patients who had had classic rheumatoid arthritis for many years. This association was seen only rarely prior to this time. It was our clinical impression that the administration of cortisone or corticotropin might have affected the appearance of these vascular lesions. The present study was therefore undertaken to determine the incidence and nature of peripheral vascular lesions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and to compare the lesions found in patients who have received adrenal cortical hormones with those in patients who have not
KEMPER JW, BAGGENSTOSS AH, SLOCUMB CH. THE RELATIONSHIP OF THERAPY WITH CORTISONE TO THE INCIDENCE OF VASCULAR LESIONS IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS*. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:831–851. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-46-5-831
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(5):831-851.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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